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CFP: Nineteenth-Century Movement(s): Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference (Deadline: 10/7/22)

Nineteenth-Century Movements
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
Knoxville, Tennessee, April 13-16, 2022

Proposals due October 7, 2022

The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association is accepting abstracts for its 2023 conference in Knoxville, TN.

Although our recent experience has been of restricted movement due to the pandemic, we live in a time of change to the ways we move (electric vehicles, space travel), mass dislocations and migrations around the world, and movements for political change (Black Lives Matter, #MeToo) tied to new communication tools.

The nineteenth century was also marked by accelerating movement(s): of peoples, commodities, ideas, technologies, and feelings. The period was characterized by the modernization of transportation, communication, and travel. Dance, theatre, sports, and literature flourished through new forms of physical movement that moved audiences in affectively novel ways. Political, social, and aesthetic movements reshaped culture and society. We welcome proposals on nineteenth-century movement and movements of all kinds.

Your paper might address:

  • Modes of transportation
  • Travel and travel writing
  • Energy and mechanized movement (steam power, horsepower)
  • Communication and News (mail, telegraph, mass media)
  • Globalization/Migration/Dislocation
  • Colonialism/Imperialism
  • Social mobility
  • Disability and Prosthetics
  • Political Movements:
  • Abolition, Unionism, Feminism, Pan Africanism, Anti-Imperialism
  • Sports
  • Dance
  • Theatre, Drama, Melodrama
  • Aesthetic movements (Romanticism through Aestheticism)
  • Visual Art
  • Photography and the emergence of movies
  • Music
  • Emotions and Affects that moves us
  • Audience and reader responses
  • Poetic form
  • Plot development
  • Fashion (restricted or liberated movement)
  • Economics and the circulation of commodities
  • Logistics/Imports/Exports
  • Agriculture
  • Industrialization, factories and repetitive movement

INCS has a unique panel format to facilitate discussion and collaboration. Presenters pre-circulate a written version of the papers shortly before the conference and give a 7-8-minute synopsis during their panels, leaving ample time for dialogue and exchange.

For paper proposals, submit a 200-word abstract and a one-page CV using this form by October 7, 2022. For panel proposals, please provide a brief overview of the panel in an e-mail message and attach all paper proposals and CVs. For more information, contact Nancy Henry at nhenry3@utk.edu.

For additional instructions, information about keynotes and about Knoxville, visit our website.

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